What follows is an edited and updated version of an article that Irish-7 wrote and had published over at SurvivalBlog.com. The original version can be seen here - http://www.survivalblog.com/2011/09/a_survival_battery_and_gear_fo.html.
Arsenal and Gear
by Irish-7, Editor-at-Large
First, a little background and base information. I am a retired US [...]
Hey all -
Wanted to pass on to those of you who are looking to pick up some magazines for your AR-platform firearm. Brownell’s has several versions of their reputable AR/M4 magazines in stock and for very good prices.
Their 30 round aluminum magazines is currently available for only $13.99. It does [...]
This is another of my “Community files” that I send out to my retreat group. It and the others I have posted here may be of use to you in planning training for your group. D.
COMMUNITY FILE #5
Although all of the construction that needs done is very important, this is more [...]
Gear Review: Millet Designated Marksman Scope
by Jesse James, Editor-at-Large
18 MOA donut Illuminated reticle 1 MOA dot 1-4x magnification 24mm Objective diameter 30mm tube Waterproof to 3 ft. (tubes are completely waterproof, but not electronics) Fogproof -40F-140F 18 oz. ~$225
While it has been quite a while since I have had [...]
A common thread with lots of comments at forums all over the net is “If you could only have one gun….what would it be?” I try to stay away from discussions like that because they tend to end up with bickering and displays of juvenile antics.
The truth is most of us do not have to have only one [...]
If you are looking for magazines for your AR, AK, or Mini-14 – as well as several others – there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel. Over the past few weeks I have seen magazines becoming more and more available and at better prices.
Here are a few examples I [...]
First off – my eye’s are not what they used to be. 100 yards with a non-magnified optic looks pretty far. 200 yards with a non-magnified optic or open sights is extremely far especially considering target identification. Anyways - back to why I zero my AR at 50 yards.
The M193 55 grain 5.56mm round [...]
Although it appears that AR-type firearms as well as magazines seem to be in much better supply than just a couple months ago, magazine such as the Surefire 60 60-rd capacity remain in very high demand.
I managed to acquire two samples for testing. With the higher prices on .223 and 5.56 ammunition – testing was limited [...]